Pierre Lafontaine stepped down after 8 years of heading Swimming Canada. His tenure was highlighted by numerous Canadian footprints that were increasingly seen all over the open water swimming world.

The former CEO and National Coach for Swimming Canada between 2005-2013, he was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the national governing body of university sports in Canada.

The Quebec resident oversaw the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup and FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix races in Roberval, Quebec, Canada and the 2012 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Ontario. He also set forth the plans to host the 2014 World Masters Championships in Montreal and saw Canada’s first two swimmers qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in London with Richard Weinberger winning a bronze medal.

Lafontaine also served as a member of the UANA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee before moving on to take his talents to serve all the Canadian university athletes. An interview with Swimming World Magazine is below.

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